Deck the Halls & Home with Holiday Cheer

Seems we just got through eating all those Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches, but it’s already time to deck the halls…and home with holiday cheer!  While this is the busiest time of year for most of people, you might want to do something special to make your home festive and fun during the holiday season.  As you think about spreading holiday cheer throughout your home, here are a few ideas to get you started. We’ve collected what we think are the best and simplest ideas to help you in celebrating the happiest of holidays!

When decorating your home for the holidays, it’s best to keep things simple and avoid clutter.  Stay with one theme and style; it makes shopping for decor easier and makes your space look professionally finished.  Try to limit the number of decorations, and focus instead on one or two festive ideas.

Make your entryway shine with holiday cheer!  Create a grand entrance by adding greenery, lights ornaments – even a Christmas tree to your stairwell or foyer.

Drape hanging dining room or kitchen light fixtures with boxwood garland, or tie on ornaments using satin ribbon.

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, arrange a basket of pinecones and greenery next to the hearth.

If you have a light fixture that hangs over the center of the dining room table and includes shades, embellish the shades with ribbon in holiday colors.  Use double-sided tape or adhesive ribbon that can be easily removed.

Pull elements of your holiday décor to your outdoor space especially if you enjoy warmer winter months during this time.  Dress up your outdoor furniture with wreaths and candles.  Consider adding a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and invite your family and friends to cozy up by the fire.  And remember – have blankets available to keep your guests comfortable and warm.

A rosemary tree on a tabletop anywhere in your home provides a wonderful fragrance and is useful for holiday recipes.

Replace seat cushions on your kitchen or dining room chairs with some that match your holiday decor colors.

Tie a wide ribbon or piece of fabric around chair backs. Attach a small evergreen bouquet for a festive detail.

Use lots of candles.  Nothing makes a room feel warmer and more inviting than candlelight.

 

Give your home a different look and feel for this special time of year.  Rearrange seating in your living space to create the best layout for cozy conversations.

 

And last but not least, attention to detail is key.  Make sure your holiday décor throughout your home evokes a warm holiday feeling during the season.

 

Enjoy your decorating, and have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.

 

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